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John Carter Brown Library - Mexico Incunables Collection

The JCB’s collection of Mexican incunabula is world renowned. In a recent census of the first books to come off the Mexican presses, between 1539 and 1600, Rosa María Fernánez de Zamora of the National Autonomous University of Mexico found that the John Carter Brown Library holds more than any other library in the world. About half of these may also be found in the JCB’s collection on indigenous languages. The vast majority of these items were purchased from Mexican collector Nicolás León in 1...


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by Molina, Alonso de, d. 1585; Molina, Alonso de, d. 1585. Vocabulario en lengua mexicana y castellana; Franciscans
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Previous ed.: Mexico, Espinosa, 1555
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Topics: CSAIP, Nahuatl language, Spanish language, Indians of Mexico, Indian linguistics, Imprint 1571
John Carter Brown Library - Mexico Incunables Collection
by Gilberti, Maturino, 1498-1585; Pablos, Juan, d. 1561? prt; León, Nicolás, 1859-1929. fmo RPJCB
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Signatures: a- A-Y Z chi¹ (8 blank)
Topics: CSAIP, Tarascan language, Spanish language, Indian linguistics, Imprint 1559
John Carter Brown Library - Mexico Incunables Collection
by Morga, Antonio de, 1559-1636
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Leaves 4, 6, 15, 16 misnumbered 5, 5, 16, 15
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Psalms are written in Nahuatl
Topics: Nahuatl language, Indian linguistics
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Caption title on leaf A3r: Confessionario mayor, instruction y doctrina para el que se quiere bien confessar, ... traduzido y buelto en la lengua de los Nauas, por el mismo auctor
Topics: Catholic Church, Franciscans, Catholic Church, CSAIP, Confession, Nahuatl language, Indians of...
John Carter Brown Library - Mexico Incunables Collection
by Molina, Alonso de, d. 1585; León, Nicolás, 1859-1929. fmo RPJCB
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In Spanish and Nahuatl
Topics: Nahuatl language, Spanish language, Indian linguistics, Imprint 1555
John Carter Brown Library - Mexico Incunables Collection
by Gilberti, Maturino, 1498-1585; Pablos, Juan, d. 1561? prt; León, Nicolás, 1859-1929. fmo RPJCB
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Title within historiated border; historiated and ornamental capitals; italic type
Topics: CSAIP, Tarascan language, Indians of Mexico, Indian linguistics, Imprint 1558
John Carter Brown Library - Mexico Incunables Collection
by Juan, de Córdoba, 1503-1595
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Printers precede place of publication on t.p
Topics: Catholic Church, CSAIP, Spanish language, Zapotec language, Indians of Mexico, Indian linguistics,...
Title and imprint information from Medina; see also Icazbalceta (p. 342) about author identification since no complete copy is extant
Topics: Catholic Church, CSAIP, Indigenous peoples, Indians of Mexico, Nahuatl language, Indian...
John Carter Brown Library - Mexico Incunables Collection
by López de Hinojosos, Alonso, 1535?-1597; Nicolás de la Merced. fmo RPJCB; Mercedarians. Provincia de la Visitación de la Nueva España. fmo RPJCB
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Signatures: [par.] A-2B 2C (versos of A1 and 2C4 are blank)
Topics: CSAIP, Medicine, Medicine, Imprint 1595
Signatures: * A-2K 2L
Topics: Augustinian monasteries, Monasticism and religious orders, Rules, Augustinians, CSAIP, Imprint 1587
Translation of: Rerum medicarum Novae Hispaniae Thesaurus; seu, Plantarum, animalium mineralium Mexicanorum historia
Topics: Materia medica, Natural history, Imprint 1615
Text of the Sermonario, containing 2 sermons for each day, is in Nahuatl, for the Cathecismo in Spanish and Nahuatl in parallel columns
Topics: Catholic Church, Catholic Church, Catholic Church, CSAIP, Nahuatl language, Indian linguistics,...
Author from preliminaries and colophons
Topics: Catholic Church, Catholic Church, Augustinians, CSAIP, Huastec language, Indians of Mexico, Indians...
From the t.p.: Donde trata de las virtudes esclarecidas de su Magestad, y transito felicissimo: declarando las figuras, letras, hierogliphicos, empresas, y diuisas, que en el Tumulo se pusieron, como persona que lo adorno y compuso, con la inuencio[n] y traça del apparato sumptuoso con que se vistio desde su planta hasta su fenecimie[n]to
Topics: Philip II, King of Spain, 1527-1598, Memorial rites and ceremonies, Inquisition, Sermons, Imprint...
Signatures: pi A-Z &
Topics: Military art and sciences, Defensive (Military science), CSAIP, Imprint 1583
John Carter Brown Library - Mexico Incunables Collection
by Catholic Church. Pope (1559-1565 : Pius IV); Huth, Alfred Henry, 1850-1910. fmo RPJCB; Ramírez, José Fernando, 1804-1871. fmo RPJCB; Catholic Church. Pope (1559-1565 : Pius IV). Bulla S.D.N.D. Pii Divina Providentia papae quarti, super declaratione temporis observandi decreta sacri oecumenici, & generalis concilij Tridentini
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Bulla S.D.N.D. Pii Divina Providentia papae quarti super confirmatione oecumenici generalis concilii Tridentini (p. [1-4]) -- Bulla S.D.N.D. Pii Divina Providentia papae quarti, super declaratione temporis obserua[n]di decreta sacri oecumenici, & generalis concilij Tridentini ("Sicut ad sacrorum co[n]ciliorum", p. [5-6]) -- Cathalogus patrum, oratorum, doctorum theologorum, et aliorum qui SVBB. PP. Pio quarto, interfuerunt sacro sancto et celeberrimo generali concilio Tridentino...
Topics: Council of Trent (1545-1563), CSAIP, Imprint 1564, Imprint 1565
John Carter Brown Library - Mexico Incunables Collection
by Alonso de la Vera Cruz, fray, ca. 1507-1584; Aristotle; Aristotle. Categoriae. Latin; Porphyry, approximately 234-approximately 305. Isagoge. Latin
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Colophon: Liber hic finitus fuit ... nonis Octobris [7 Oct.], anno ... 1554
Topics: Philosophy, Logic, Imprint 1554
Signatures: a-i k l-n (n8 verso blank)
Topics: Catholic Church, Catholic Church, CSAIP, Catechisms, Spanish, Imprint 1546
John Carter Brown Library - Mexico Incunables Collection
by Molina, Alonso de, d. 1585; Espinosa, Antonio de, d. 1578. prt; Franciscans
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Signatures: a-b c
Topics: Catholic Church, Franciscans, CSAIP, Confession, Indians of Mexico, Nahuatl language, Indians of...
John Carter Brown Library - Mexico Incunables Collection
by Balbuena, Bernardo de, -1627; Ternaux-Compans, Henri, 1807-1864. fmo RPJCB
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Signatures: pi1 *⁸ A-S⁸
Topics: Spanish poetry, Poetry, Imprint 1604
John Carter Brown Library - Mexico Incunables Collection
by Domingo de la Anunciación, 1510-1591; Ocharte, Pedro, ca. 1532-1592. prt; Montúfar, Alonso de, fl. 1512-1570; Montes Arguelles, Manuel. fmo RPJCB; Dominicans; Astor Library. fmo RPJCB; New York Public Library. fmo RPJCB
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84 leaves : ill., coats of arms; 20 cm. (4to in 8s) Signatures: a-d e(± e3-6) f-k ¹
Topics: Catholic Church, Catholic Church, Dominicans, CSAIP, Catechisms, Spanish, Indians of Mexico,...
clvi leaves ; 20 cm. (4to in 8s) At head of title: Veritas Domini manet in eternum
Topics: Catholic Church, Catholic Church, Catholic Church, CSAIP, Catechisms, Nahuatl, Catechisms, Spanish,...
John Carter Brown Library - Mexico Incunables Collection
by García de Palacio, Diego, fl. 1576-1587; Saõ Vicente, Miguel Carlos da Cunha da Silveira e Lorena, Conde de, fl. 1791-1811. fmo. RPJCB
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Signatures: pi A-T V (pi1 verso is blank)
Topics: CSAIP, Navigation, Navigation, Navigation, Shipbuilding, Imprint 1587
John Carter Brown Library - Mexico Incunables Collection
by Juan, de Córdoba, 1503-1595
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Text in Spanish and Zapotec throughout
Topics: Catholic Church, CSAIP, Indians of Mexico, Zapotec language, Indian linguistics, Imprint 1578
No more published
Topic: Augustinians
Title from caption and part of text
Topics: Inquisition, Imprint 1614
Signatures: a-2d chi² (versos of a1 and chi2 are blank). Misprinting d4 and 2a4 as c4 and a4 respectively; t2 not signed
Topics: CSAIP, Law, Indians of North America, Indians of Mexico, Indians of the West Indies, Imprint 1563
Imprint from colophon on leaf R4 recto
Topics: Medicine, Medicine, Preventive, Astronomy, Renaissance, Imprint 1618
Caption title
Topic: Imprint 1568
John Carter Brown Library - Mexico Incunables Collection
by Bonaventure, Saint, Cardinal, ca. 1217-1274; Balli, Pedro, fl. 1574-1600. prt
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Signatures: [A] B(±B8) C-G H
Topics: CSAIP, Theology, Mysticism, Imprint 1575
Title from caption and first part of text
Topics: Inquisition, Imprint 1621
John Carter Brown Library - Mexico Incunables Collection
by Juan de la Anunciación, fray, 1514-1594; Indigenous Languages Digitization Project (John Carter Brown Library) RPJCB; Spanish America Digitization Project (John Carter Brown Library) RPJCB
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Text in Nahuatl and Spanish in parallel columns, set in roman and italic type respectively
Topics: Catholic Church, CSAIP, Indian linguistics, Nahuatl language, Catholic Church, Roman, Imprint 1575
John Carter Brown Library - Mexico Incunables Collection
by Molina, Alonso de, d. 1585; Ocharte, Pedro, ca. 1532-1592. prt; Ternaux-Compans, Henri, 1807-1864. fmo RPJCB
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Signatures: a-p. Misprinting c2 as 2c, and c4 as 4c
Topics: CSAIP, Nahuatl language, Indians of Mexico, Indian linguistics, Imprint 1571
John Carter Brown Library - Mexico Incunables Collection
by Rincón, Antonio, 1555-1601
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Signatures: [A] (-[A8]) B-N (N8 verso blank)
Topics: Catholic Church, Jesuits, Indians of Mexico, Nahuatl language, Indian linguistics, CSAIP, Imprint...
Signatures: A-C⁸ (C8 blank)
Topics: CSAIP, Imprint 1637
Originally published: Madrid: Por Iuan de la Cuesta, 1611
Topics: Margarita, de Austria, Queen, consort of Philip III, King of Spain, 1584-1611, CSAIP, Sermons,...
John Carter Brown Library - Mexico Incunables Collection
by Alonso de la Vera Cruz, fray, ca. 1507-1584; Campano da Novara. Tractatus de sphera
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American references, p. 370-371
Topics: Science, Astronomy, Imprint 1557
Title within illustrated border
Topics: Catholic Church, Catholic Church
John Carter Brown Library - Mexico Incunables Collection
by Lagunas, Juan Baptista de, 16th cent; Lagunas, Juan Baptista de, 16th cent. Dictionario breve y compendioso en la lengua de Michuacan; Lagunas, Juan Baptista de, 16th cent. Instruction para poderse bien confessar en la lengua de Mechuacan; León, Nicolás, 1859-1929. fmo RPJCB; Franciscans
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Signatures: [maltese cross] A-2H (Kiij missigned Kiiij)
Topics: Catholic Church, Franciscans, CSAIP, Indians of Mexico, Indians of Mexico, Tarascan language,...
John Carter Brown Library - Mexico Incunables Collection
by Catholic Church. Province of Mexico City (Mexico). Concilio Provincial (1st : 1555); Pablos, Juan, d. 1561? prt
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The canons of the first Provincial Council held in Mexico City in 1555
Topics: Catholic Church. Province of Mexico City (Mexico), CSAIP, Councils and synods, Provincial,...
Signatures: A-G (A1 verso is blank)
Topics: Catholic Church, CSAIP, Divine office, Imprint 1579
Title from caption and first part of text
Topics: Inquisition, Imprint 1626
Signatures: pi⁴ A-2S⁴ 2T⁴; 2K3 missgined 2L3
Topics: William, Saint, Duke of Aquitaine, 755?-812, Saints, Religious biography, Imprint 1620
No more published
Topic: Augustinians
John Carter Brown Library - Mexico Incunables Collection
by Toledo, Francisco de, 1532-1596
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Signatures: A-X Y(-Y4) +
Topics: Aristotle, Logic, Imprint 1578
John Carter Brown Library - Mexico Incunables Collection
by Bohorques, Juan de, -1633
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Colophon reads: Impresso con licencio, em [sic] Mexico, en la impre[n]ta del licenciado Iuan de Alcaçar, en la calle de S. Domingo, pared en medio de la Santa Inquisicion. Acobose iueves, nueve de enero. Año de 1620
Topics: Mary, Blessed Virgin, Saint, Sermons, Imprint 1620
Doctrina christiana en lengua de Mechuacán, leaves [13v]-48 -- Examinatorio mayor de la co[n]scie[n]cia..., leaves 49-116 -- Exame[n] peq[ue]ño de la conf[esion]..., leaves 117-124 -- Declaracion de los misterios de la missa y de los prouechos de oyrla con devocion, leaves 125-[20r] at end
Topics: Catholic Church, CSAIP, Catechisms, Tarascan, Confession, Devotional literature, Tarascan, Lord's...
Title from first part of text
Topics: Catholic Church. Province of Mexico City (Mexico), Licenses, Imprint 1616
Imprint from colophon
Topics: Catholic Church, CSAIP, Missals, Gregorian chants, Imprint 1561
John Carter Brown Library - Mexico Incunables Collection
by Denys, le Chartreux; Zumárraga, Juan de, 1468-1548. Unos argumentos con sus respuestas
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Caption title
Topic: Processions
John Carter Brown Library - Mexico Incunables Collection
by Council of Trent (1545-1563); Ramírez, José Fernando, 1804-1871. fmo RPJCB
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Signatures: [par.] 2[par.] A-Q R¹° (versos of [par.]1, 2[par.]8, O6 and R10 are blank)
Topics: Catholic Church, Catholic Church. Pope (1534-1549 : Paul III), Catholic Church. Pope (1550-1555 :...
John Carter Brown Library - Mexico Incunables Collection
by Juan Bautista, fray, 1555-ca. 1613
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Foliation: pt. 1: [16], 14, 14-112, [58] leaves; pt. 2: [1], 113-272, 272-443, 104 leaves
Topics: Catholic Church, Franciscans, CSAIP, Confession, Indian linguistics, Imprint 1600, Imprint 1601
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Author's name, Ioã de Gaona, mentioned in license on t.p. verso
Topics: Catholic Church, Catholic Church, CSAIP, Nahuatl language, Indian linguistics, Imprint 1582
John Carter Brown Library - Mexico Incunables Collection
by Alonso de la Vera Cruz, fray, ca. 1507-1584
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Colophon: Ad dei magni gloriam explicitum fuit opus tertio idus Iulii [13 July] anno. 1554
Topics: Philosophy, Logic, Imprint 1554
First issue not traced
Topics: Mary, Blessed Virgin, Saint, Mary, Blessed Virgin, Saint, Spiritual exercises, Imprint 1782
Signatures: *¹² A-H¹² I⁶
Topics: Money, Money, Weight and measures, Units of measurement, Wine, Cacao, Imprint 1603
John Carter Brown Library - Mexico Incunables Collection
by Medina Plaza, Juan de; León, Nicolás, 1859-1929. fmo RPJCB; Augustinians
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Foliation errors in 1st series: leaf 24 lacks number; 42 misprinted as 47. In 2nd series: leaves 25, 31, 38, 41 lack numbers; 26, 43, 45 and 48 misprinted as 31, 46, 44 and 43 respectively
Topics: Catholic Church, Catholic Church, Catholic Church, CSAIP, Sacraments, Sermons, Tarascan language,...
John Carter Brown Library - Mexico Incunables Collection
by Gilberti, Maturino, 1498-1585; Espinosa, Antonio de, d. 1578. prt
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Signatures: A-X
Topics: Latin language, CSAIP, Imprint 1559
Approbation on p. [14], 1st count, dated: Mexico, y abril, 26. de 1725
Topics: Eguiara y Eguren, Juan José de, 1696-1763, Religious poetry, Mexican, Mexican poetry, Imprint 1725
Text in Nahuatl and Spanish in parallel columns, set in roman and italic type respectively
Topics: Catholic Church, CSAIP, Indian linguistics, Nahuatl language, Catholic Church, Roman, Imprint 1575
John Carter Brown Library - Mexico Incunables Collection
by Gilberti, Maturino, 1498-1585
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Place of publication and printer's name taken from colophon
Topics: Tarascan language, Indian linguistics, Imprint 1559
John Carter Brown Library - Mexico Incunables Collection
by Juan Bautista, fray, 1555-ca. 1613; Indigenous Languages Digitization Project (John Carter Brown Library) RPJCB
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Signatures: A-B A-O A²
Topics: Catholic Church, Franciscans, Nahuatl language, Indian linguistics, Confession, CSAIP, Imprint 1599
Signatures: pi² A-C⁴ D⁴ (-D4) (pi1 and D3 versos blank)
Topics: Rieder de Paár, María Sidonia, condesa de Barajas, d. 1619, Funeral sermons, Sermons, Imprint 1619
Translation of: Opusculum tripartitum, itself 1st published: Cologne, ca.1467
Topics: Catholic Church, Ten commandments, Confession, Death
Signatures: [par.]-2[par.]⁴ A-C⁴ chi1 ([par.]1 verso blank)
Topics: Joseph, Saint, Sermons, Imprint 1727
Signatures: [par.] 2[par.] A-N (D8 is blank)
Topics: Mercedarians, CSAIP, Monasticism and religious orders, Spiritual life, Christian life, Imprint 1595
John Carter Brown Library - Mexico Incunables Collection
by Genovese, José Maria, 1681-1757; Jáuregui, José de. prt; American Antiquarian Society. fmo RPJCB
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Author from Backer-Somervogel
Topics: Mary, Blessed Virgin, Saint, Catholic Church, CSAIP, Devotional exercises, Imprint 1774
John Carter Brown Library - Mexico Incunables Collection
by Juan Bautista, fray, 1555-ca. 1613
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Foliation: pt. 1: [16], 14, 14-112, [58] leaves; pt. 2: [1], 113-272, 272-443, 104 leaves
Topics: Catholic Church, Franciscans, CSAIP, Confession, Indian linguistics, Imprint 1600, Imprint 1601
Title from caption and part of text
Topics: Inquisition, Imprint 16--
John Carter Brown Library - Mexico Incunables Collection
by Ríos, Guillermo de los, 1568-1635
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Date of publication precedes and place of publication and printer on title page
Topics: Teresa, of Avila, Saint, 1515-1582, Sermons, Imprint 1623
John Carter Brown Library - Mexico Incunables Collection
by unknown
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Facsimile of the last 2 leaves of a work of which this is the only known fragment
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by Feria, Pedro de, 1524-1588
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Signatures: [maltese cross] A-O P
Topics: Catholic Church, Indian linguistics, Imprint 1567
Signatures: *⁴ pi⁴? A-R⁴ S⁴ T-Y⁴ Z⁴ 2A-2Z⁴ 3A⁴ 3B-4F⁴ 4G⁴ 4H-4K⁴ 4L²
Topics: Catholic Church, Dominicans, Monastic and religious life, Theology, Doctrinal, Imprint 1618
John Carter Brown Library - Mexico Incunables Collection
by unknown; Oviedo, Juan Antonio, 1670-1757; Beckowský, Jan František, 1658-1725; León, Nicolás, 1859-1929. fmo RPJCB
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"Y por fin consequi la que en Latin escrivió el noble Cavallero Juan Bekovvski del Orden Sacro, y militar de la Estrella roja, la qual recopilò del P. Boleslao Balbino ... en su libro intitulado Bohemia santa, y de otros autores.": p. [30]-[31] (1st count)
Topics: John, of Nepomuk, Saint, approximately 1340-1393, Catholic Church, CSAIP, Imprint 1727